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    After mouse eggs are fertilized, they eject billions of zinc atoms, seen here in video captured using a synchrotron x-ray microscopy technique. Credit: A.M. Kim et al/ACS Chemical Biology 2011

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      A clever setup of a classroom projector, computer and four single-pixel sensors enabled researchers to render a 3-D image of a mannequin head. Credit: Optics Group, University of Glasgow

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      • 3-D reconstruction of ancient sponge fossils


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        Focusing on a small shape (marked in red) in limestone from south Australia, researchers repeatedly grind away and scan the rock as computer software reconstructs a lumpy spongelike shape with interconnecting…

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        • 10807 Black Hole Swallows Star


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          On March 28, 2011, NASA's Swift detected intense X-ray flares thought to be caused by a black hole devouring a star. In one model, illustrated here, a sun-like star on an eccentric orbit plunges…

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          • A bay snook gobbling up a smaller fish


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            The bay snook (Petenia splendida), shown here gobbling up a smaller fish, displays an extreme example of jaw protrusion. Up to half of all fish species can extend both their upper and lower jaws forward.…

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            • A Better View


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              On July 16, the 40th anniversary of NASA’s launch of Apollo 11, the space agency released newly restored footage of some iconic moments from that mission’s moon walk. Here, astronauts…

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              • A bluegill sunfish sucks in an unlucky shrimp.


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                A shrimp twice narrowly escapes a bluegill sunfish’s suction and then surrenders to the fish’s extendable jaws, which place the highest suction power where it’s needed (high-speed…

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                • A desert di.


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                  Sandfish lizards swim through sand by tucking in their legs and wriggling their bodies, not unlike a common worm. Credit: Ryan Maladen, Yang Ding, Paul Umbanhower, Adam Kamor, Daniel Goldman/Georgia…

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                  • Agama lizards leaping


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                    By recording Agama lizards leaping on to different surfaces, researchers calculated the angle of the lizards’ bodies and tails to determine how the creatures use their tails to balance themselves…

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                    • AIRBORNE


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                      A wasp, attracted to food, dispenses with a vexing ant by grabbing it, flying backward and then dropping its cargo. Credit: J. Grangier and P.J. Lester/Biology Letters 2011

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                      • Alarm signal


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                        Young salmon that have been exposed to copper respond differently to the scent of an alarm signal that tells them a predator is nearby. In this video, normal fish (shown in the top two panels) freeze…

                      • Alleviating Parkinsons through deep brain stimulation


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                        Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have developed a novel stimulation method, the first potential therapy to target the spinal cord instead of the brain, which may offer an effective and…

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